Rural Health Resources by Topic: Aging and aging-related services
Rural Health Research Recap: Aging in Place
Summarizes recent research from Rural Health Research Centers examining aging in place as it relates to social engagement, living alone, long-term care preferences, and nursing home availability. Features statistics from 2013-2017 on share of population ages 65+ and 85+ and share of this population living alone, with breakdowns by urban or rural county type, and percent of counties with nursing homes in 2019, with breakdowns by rural, micropolitan, and metropolitan location.
Author(s): Per Ostmo, Jessica Rosencrans Date: 10/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway view details
Improving Access to and Enrollment in Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
Provides an overview of Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), including the history of the model and the recent policy landscape. Identifies challenges to the growth of PACE and offers federal policy recommendations that would address the challenges to the spread and scale of PACE. Discusses the results of the 2006 Rural PACE Provider Grant Program and policies to promote further access to PACE programs in areas with low penetration rates, including rural areas.
Date: 10/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Bipartisan Policy Center view details
Rural Depopulation and the Rural-Urban Gap in Cognitive Functioning Among Older Adults
Presents a study on the disparities in cognitive health older adults in rural versus urban populations. Breaks down data by age, race, marital status, and education, among other measures. Explores how depopulation correlates with cognitive functioning and compares the effect in rural and urban populations.
Author(s): Rebecca Glauber Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 38(4), 696-704 Date: 09/2022 Type: Document view details
Federal Funding for Transportation Programs Serving Older Adults and People with Disabilities
Discusses the role of federal funding as a primary source of funding to support transportation programs that meet the needs of older adults and people with disabilities. Describes funding programs from the Department of Transportation, the Department of Health and Human Services, AmeriCorps, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Highlights programs for rural and tribal communities.
Date: 09/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Aging and Disability Transportation Center view details
Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities: Federal Programs Provide Support for Preventing Falls, but Program Reach is Limited
Provides an overview of nine federal programs designed to provide evidence-based falls prevention, home assessments, or home modifications for older adults and adults with disabilities. Explores what federal agencies know about how these programs affect participants' health and to what extent agencies coordinate their efforts and provide consumer information. Includes data on the estimated percentage of falls among adults with disabilities by demographic characteristics and identifies programs serving rural communities.
Date: 07/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office view details
Nursing Homes in Rural America: A Chartbook
Explores county-level nursing home availability and evaluates the supply of nursing home beds per 1,000 population aged 65 and older. Identifies nursing home availability for counties with and without hospitals with swing beds, and describes the resident and nursing home characteristics including occupancy levels, payer mix, demographics, and healthcare needs. Features statistics with breakdowns by noncore, micropolitan, and metropolitan counties.
Author(s): Hari Sharma, Lili Xu, Fred Ullrich, Clint MacKinney, Keith J. Mueller Date: 07/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis view details